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Nine injured following 28-vehicle pile-up in Dubai

Heavy fog led to a total of 564 accidents across the emirate during a six-hour period

Nine injured following 28-vehicle pile-up in Dubai
Heavy fog led to a total of 564 accidents across the emirate during a six-hour period, according to Dubai Police figures.

Nine people were injured following a pile-up involving 28 vehicles at 7.30am this morning on Emirates Road, Dubai.

Heavy fog led to a total of 564 accidents across the emirate during a six-hour period this morning, according to Dubai Police figures.

Over 500 accidents due to heavy fog, say Dubai Police

Call centre received an average of ten calls a minute during six-hour period

“Heavy fog was the main reason behind the accident,” Brigadier Al Mazroui told Gulf News, referring to the 28-vehicle pile-up.

"The accident caused tailback on Emirates Road in that direction and traffic patrols interfered to avoid more accidents especially the visibility was too low.”